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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:40 PM

"Koch Brothers: We're Victims" by Robert Greenwald and Jesse Lava at Huffington Post

Koch Brothers: We're Victims

by Robert Greenwald and Jesse Lava at Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-greenwald-and-jesse-lava/koch-brothers-were-victim_b_1970823.html

"SNIP.............................................

Here's Charles Koch, lamenting that Obama consultant David Axelrod called out the brothers' massive investment in policies that promote themselves:

When you have Axelrod, one of top campaign officials, saying we are contract killers--I mean, I don't know how somebody in the administration can say that about a private citizen. It's frightening because you don't know what they're going to do. They have tremendous power. They can destroy just about anybody, whether you are totally innocent or not.

And here's David Koch: " criticism can stimulate a lot of anger and dislike toward us. So there's a huge security concern."

And Fink: "We're just besieged day and night with attacks and the more visible we are, and the more we've done, the more attacks we get." Not that he expected anything less; he had warned the brothers from the outset that if they became major political players, "You guys will possibly risk the businesses that you have built and your family legacy, and there's going to be a lot of fallback from this."

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Reply "Koch Brothers: We're Victims" by Robert Greenwald and Jesse Lava at Huffington Post (Original post)
applegrove Nov 2012 OP
kelliekat44 Nov 2012 #1
Live and Learn Nov 2012 #4
RepublicansRZombies Nov 2012 #16
Live and Learn Nov 2012 #2
cdb Nov 2012 #3
Zo Zig Nov 2012 #5
rurallib Nov 2012 #6
Ruby the Liberal Nov 2012 #7
Swede Atlanta Nov 2012 #8
DollarBillHines Nov 2012 #9
riderinthestorm Nov 2012 #10
janx Nov 2012 #11
beam me up scottie Nov 2012 #12
bluestate10 Nov 2012 #13
Hutzpa Nov 2012 #14
ProudToBeBlueInRhody Nov 2012 #15
RepublicansRZombies Nov 2012 #17
Liberalynn Nov 2012 #18
mick063 Nov 2012 #19
Frank Cannon Nov 2012 #20
Arugula Latte Nov 2012 #21

Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:43 PM

1. Won't buy any Georgia Pacific or Dixie products. Found other brands just a good.

I hope it's not a subsidiary of Koch.

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Response to kelliekat44 (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:45 PM

4. It is tough. They own almost everything. nt

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Response to Live and Learn (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:49 PM

16. They are the gouger at your gas pump

 


They are the lycra in your spandex

They are the cellulose (wood pulp) in your food.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:44 PM

2. The poor widdle guys. I really feel for them.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:44 PM

3. Boo fucking hoo

Deal with it, you certainly have the means to hire private security. Or maybe you may have considered the possible repercussions beforehand

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:46 PM

5. The Victim Card

Has been played, you two are punks. Welcome to the public square of shame, deal with it.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:46 PM

6. so hard anymore to tell the Onion from reality

I don't know how they stay in business with competition like this from reality.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:46 PM

7. Yawn

Like Komen, Chickfilet, Staples, PapaJohns, Applebees, and who knows who else is on that list now - they CHOSE to go political. Never a good idea when you own a brand (and not just an investor).

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:46 PM

8. Aww...David and Charles.....

I'm crying a river of tears for you...

You backed the wrong candidate. You are on the wrong side of history. You are what's wrong with America.

Get used to it!!!!

P.S. actually I love the fact you are pissed you spent money, a lot of money and it did NOTHING to affect the election. In fact the knowledge you were trying to buy American democracy may have meant more contributions and votes for the candidates and issues you opposed.

Please come back in 2014 so you can dump more of your ill-gotten money (on the backs of American workers and consumers) on a losing cause.

Republic = loser/back Democrat = winner/forward

Get used to it you sick old white male retards.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:50 PM

9. Let them drink formaldehyde. They are the #1 producers and make claims to its safety.

Sleep in FEMA trailers.

Fuck 'em.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:51 PM

10. Millions and millions and millions of dollars later, they're NOW "lamenting" the fallout?




Even one tiny violin doesn't really adequately express how much I despise these billionaires. If they'd simply put that money towards the poor, the disenfranchised, health care initiatives...

They are disgusting souls. Rot in hell.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:53 PM

11. I guess that's what happens when you try to buy an election

in the U.S. of A. !

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:00 PM

12. Wow.

Indeed, Fink goes so far as to say the the brothers are "just like the...American revolutionaries" in that they believe they need to "stand up and fight to save the country." "Otherwise," he says, "we have lost it."


Just wow.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:20 PM

13. Maybe the assholes should stick to business and stay out of politics and stop working their

asses off to bust Unions. Otherwise, they make themselves a target.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:26 PM

14. The fox is crying foul

woot.. woot...


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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:37 PM

15. GFY, you pieces of shit

You bought it, you own it, fucknuts.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:52 PM

17. This entire economy is victim to the Koch Brothers

 

They introduced oil speculation on the market, then proceeded to make a fortune from it.

Imagine how much this drives up the cost of government, from the post office to the military.

And I don't think their prosperity is under attack as they say.





Why is it that taxes are at their lowest level ever, these people have more money than ever...and yet THEY are still whining?

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:53 PM

18. Cry me a River

assholes. boo fucking hoo

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:04 PM

19. You dumbshits aren't private citizens anymore

 

Don't you understand that?


You wanted to get into the political game and now you are butt hurt because people actively campaign against you and your contributions?

How in the hell did you make all that money? It definitely isn't from common sense. Neither is pouring money down the sinkhole called GOP politics.


What a dumbshit.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:04 PM

20. They ARE victims. They were ripped off...

by Fox News, the rest of the mainstream media, the pollsters, and everyone else who had a financial stake in making sure that this election remained a neck-and-neck "horserace" until the very end, when it clearly wasn't the whole time. So yeah, they got screwed in a bad way.

It's hard to feel too sorry for them, though. What is it that they say about a fool and his money?

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:06 PM

21. I hope they never have a moment of peace for the rest of their lives.

They deserve the uneasiness of sleeping with one eye open.

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